Status of aspeed-bmc-opp-firestone (IBM S822LC)

Andrew Jeffery andrew at
Wed May 30 14:06:59 AEST 2018

Hi Paul,

On Wed, 30 May 2018, at 00:23, Paul Menzel wrote:
> Dear Joel, dear Linux folks,
> We have an IBM S822LC system (Firestone(?)). Building of OpenBMC 
> currently fails, as the not everything was ported from dev-4.10 to 
> dev-4.13 [1], and therefore a file cannot be found.
> Looking at upstream Linux, there are BMCs for Power 8 systems, like 
> Palmetto, included.
> ```
> $ ls arch/arm/boot/dts/aspeed-bmc-opp-*
> arch/arm/boot/dts/aspeed-bmc-opp-palmetto.dts
> arch/arm/boot/dts/aspeed-bmc-opp-romulus.dts
> arch/arm/boot/dts/aspeed-bmc-opp-witherspoon.dts
> arch/arm/boot/dts/aspeed-bmc-opp-zaius.dts
> ```
> Does somebody know, why Firestone was not upstreamed? Is somebody 
> working on upstreaming it? If not, do you have scripts to port such 
> work? Manually cherry-picking stuff in this case is hard, as there are a 
> lot of conflicts.

Firestone was never really maintained. We hacked around with it for a bit, but nothing concrete really came of it. As far as I'm aware, no-one is working on upstreaming it.

Also, I don't think there were any scripts used in the process, so it's going to be some drudge work to get things running.

Sorry that I don't have a more positive answer. Maybe someone else knows better.



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